Lancaster Cohousing is a living project in Halton, by the river, with about 40 member households. The vision was to live more sustainably, and the “Passivhaus” homes have been successfully built. The vision was also to govern our shared areas of concern by consensus. What kind of consensus works at that scale? What might make it sustainable socially, or even resilient to societal as well as personal disruption? Simon Grant lives there, and explores some of these governance issues.
John Foster makes some links to issues of resilience.
Thursday 7th May, 12-1.30pm, Charles Carter C37/40 Lancaster University with Dr Dr Helena Kettleborough, Manchester Metropolitan University Explorations in first person inquiry and a new cosmological paradigm to examine our practice to learn our way into a more sustainable future Given … Continue reading →
Thursday 19th February, 12 – 1.30pm, Charles Carter C37/40, Lancaster University with Katherine Froggatt, Prof of Ageing and Palliative Care, Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health and Medicine Lancaster University + Hugh Kidd, in2finity . . . finite lives … Continue reading →
1st-6th March 2015, Manchester Metropolitan University This week-long training course aims to assist representatives of higher education institutions to avail clarity on the importance, need and usefulness of holistic approaches to sustainable development. It also aims to motivate participants to … Continue reading →
Thursday 4th December, 12 – 1.30pm, Management School LT6 Lancaster University with Judi Marshall, Prof of Leadership and Learning, Dept of Management Learning and Leadership, Lancaster University Management School What do you think you are doing? A reflective conversation initiated … Continue reading →
85% of first-year students think universities should actively promote sustainable development and around 60% want to learn more about it. (NUS & HEA, 2014). Responsible Futures Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) alongside 15 HE and FE institutions in the UK have … Continue reading →
Thursday 30th October, 12 – 1.30pm, Charles Carter C37/40 Lancaster University with Gareth Reece PhD reesarcher HighWire DTC Trial by media: The case for sustainability Media coverage of sustainability is often said to simply reflect the views of the public. … Continue reading →
Thursday 5th June, 12.-1.30pm, LUMS LT9 Lancaster University with Professor Paul Clarke, St Mary’s University College London Ethical trade – trust, transparency and traceability Paul will discuss trust, transparency and traceability as a vehicle to ethical trade and how research … Continue reading →
Accelerated Energy Innovation and Sustainable Innovation Studies Friday 20th June, 2 – 3.30pm Training Room 1, Lancaster Environment Centre 3, Gordon Manley Building, Lancaster University Dr Mark Winksel, Edinburgh University ‘Accelerated energy innovation’ has become a prominent aspect of energy … Continue reading →